Teacher Appreciation Ideas: Homemade Pencil Holder

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I have a few friends that are teachers and I praise them often about what an impact they are making.   I also look up to any parent that homeschools their children.

I think everyone who teaches a child should be shown extra love.   In honor of teacher appreciate week I’ll be sharing a few activities for kids to honor your child’s teacher this month.

I’m starting off by sharing a homemade pencil holder for teachers.   Cute, easy and free!

teacher appreciation ideas: how to make a homemade pencil holder

To make your own pencil holder you will need:

  • An empty can
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Stickers
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Jute or ribbon

teacher appreciation ideas

For this craft, I used scissors so I didn’t have my toddlers help.

This would be a great activity for older kids though.

To start I cleaned my fruit can and let it dry.   I then measured and cut the scrapbook paper to cover the outside of the can.

teacher appreciation ideas

Secure your paper with tape or glue.

I then added an accent piece over and some stickers.

teacher appreciation ideas

Finally, I tied some jute to the top and added a some stickers for the teachers name.

teacher appreciation ideas

This was such a fun craft that I’m sure any teacher will appreciate!

What will you be making for Teacher Appreciation Week? It is coming up May 6-10!

More Teacher Appreciation Ideas:

Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.


  1. This is so cute! =)
    Pinning to save.

    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

  2. Cute and pinned! Love all of your teacher appreciation ideas!

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